LFW A/W '11 Report: Craig Lawrence

21 February 2011

Craig Lawrence, the most avant-garde of all of London fashion scene’s talented techno-knitters is moving his aesthetic forward. For the last couple of seasons he has focused on tubular bodycon creations knitted from the finest spider-web type thread – the overall effect being one favoured by Lady Gaga but pretty much out of reach for the rest of us non-popstars.

A/W ’11 showed far far more shapes, from swishable maxi dresses and skirts to jumpers, jackets and oversized hooded cardigans and even leggings – all of them knitted of course, but still, there was a lot to think about. Easier to imagine them hanging in a cutting edge boutique – or even hanging on us!

We met Craig backstage to talk about the collection and he told us it was inspired by circles and the patterns you can create with them; and by the song ‘Windmills of my mind’ by Dusty Springfield. We can easily see how someone as creative as Craig identifies with the idea of the mind as a churning mill, how else could he produce such imaginative results? Fab.

- Naomi Attwood


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